President Obama praised the performance of actress Anne Hathaway in The Dark Knight Rises at a fundraiser at the Westport, Connecticut home of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein Monday evening, according to a pool report from the event.
"She's spectacular," Obama said of Hathaway, who was in attendance. "I got a chance to see 'Batman,' and she was the best thing in it. That's just my personal opinion."
Obama also praised a few of the other celebrity guests including screen writer Aaron Sorkin who created the West Wing, saying he "writes the way every Democrat in Washington wished they spoke."
Both Hathaway and Sorkin were listed as co-hosts of the event, a "sit-down dinner where 60 attendees have paid $35,800 to gain admittance," according to CNN.
Obama received some praise himself from Weinstein. "Leading with your heart is the utmost for this president. Fighting for Planned Parenthood and protecting women's rights, this president has fought the good fight," Mr. Weinstein said, adding that, "[y]ou can make the case that he's the Paul Newman of American presidents." Newman's widow, Joanne Woodward, was expected to attend the event, per the LA Times.